Being two-faced isn’t necessarily a trait most people like to have, but it turns out it’s quite the ‘in’ thing when you’re talking about phones. The YotaPhone was one of the first phone to exhibit the dual screen feature, with a traditional LCD panel paired with an e-ink display on the rear. The second installation of the same, the YotaPhone 2, was announced last year, and is available readily in a lot of markets in the EU and Middle East. However, the phone’s yet to mark its debut in the USA. According to sources, though, this might happen soon.
March-April is what we’re hearing as the possible launch date for the YotaPhone 2 in the US. There’s so concrete evidence on this as yet, but the phone will most likely land on T-Mobile’s networks, reports Android Authority. The report also mentions the possibility of a shift in timeline, so yeah, we reckon you don’t wait with bated breath for this dual screen beauty… at least not until there’s a confirmation from either YotaPhone or any of the US based carriers that are likely to offer this device. Besides the US market, YotaPhone is reportedly also eyeing the neighbouring Canadian scene with a launch possible this year.
The phone comes with a main display with a 5-inch panel and a 1920 x 1080p full HD resolution, while the rear e-ink display has a 4.7-inch size and a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. There’s a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC powering the dual-screen phone along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. Camera wise, the phone has an 8-megapixel rear sensor coupled with a 2-megapixel front. Thanks to the on-board LTE modem on the Snapdragon 800, the YotaPhone 2 supports 4G networks in addition to 2G and 3G ones.
There’s no word on pricing as yet, but it isn’t tough to guess how much it’ll go for once it is made official in the US. In Europe, the device goes for EUR 699, so a pricing of around the $850 is likely in the US. What price would you be happy to pay for this device? Let us know in the comments section below.